For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings

For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings


Introduction by Scott R. Sanders, By (author) Aldo Leopold, Edited by J. Baird Callicott, Edited by Eric T. Freyfogle

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  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Format: Paperback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 18mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 1559637641
  • ISBN 13: 9781559637640
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, index
  • Sales rank: 1,252,408

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A collection of previously unavailable essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold, building on the tradition of ethical land use and developing the concept of "land health" and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it. Containing over 40 short pieces arranged in a seasonal "almanac" form along with longer essays arranged chronologically, each piece is introduced and set in context by the editors.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Rural wildlife conservation: game management; a new field for science; helping ourselves; the Wisconsin river marshes; Coon Valley; farm game management in Silesia; be your own emperor. Part 2 A landowner's conservation almanac; winter; spring; summer; fall. Part 3 The outlook: the farmer as a conservationist; history of the Riley Game Co-operative, 1931-39; planning for wildlife; what is a weed?; the outlook for farm wildlife; the land-health concept and conservation.